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Botanical Name:Linum marginale
Common Name:australian flax , native flax , wild flax
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Cottage
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sandy, Clay, Moist, Wet, Well Drained
30-60 cm (sometimes up to 1 m) x 30 cm
Foliage:Scattered narrow erect leaves 5-20 mm x 1-2 mm, tapering to a soft point.
Flowers:Blue with darker veins, September-May. Loose, terminal branched cluster of open flowers. Round papery fruit.

Willowy herb for rockeries, cottage gardens and planting under established trees. Will self-seed readily in ideal conditions. Slender upright bluish perennial herb, stems usually unbranched, dying back after flowering to a thick tuberous rootstock. As a perennial this plant can become dormant until
conditions are suitable for new growth. Frost and snow tolerant.

Found on a wide range of soils: heavy and clay soils, sandy soils. Prefers moist well-drained soils.

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Greening Australia
  4. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  5. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  6. iNaturalist
  7. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

Leaching may hasten germination but pre-treatment is not essential.
The seeds have a high germination rate. The seeds germinate in 3 to 4 weeks at 20 °C.

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